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Now Hiring was a virtual representation of one of Edward Kenway's genetic memories, relived by a research analyst at Abstergo Entertainment through the Animus.


Edward and his crew arrived in Nassau, where he began to look for a crew.


Edward and Adéwalé sailed to Nassau's beachfront, where Edward Thatch and Benjamin Hornigold were harassing a British soldier.

  • Thatch: Go on, Captain Queernabs! Tell me I'm under arrest! Tell me!
  • Adéwalé: Them your breds (brethren)?
  • Hornigold: Fly away, boyo! Back to your master!
  • Edward: Aye. We was privateers together, before the wars ended. I'll see you ashore.

Edward met with his friends at the Old Avery tavern.

  • Hornigold: By God, you're a sight for salty eyes! Come you in and have a drink.
  • Edward: Morning, all.
  • Thatch: Ahoy, Kenway. Who's this?
  • Edward: Adéwalé, the Jackdaw's quartermaster.
  • Thatch: Jackdaw? You named your brig after a poxy bird?
  • Edward: Adé, these lads are the better part of our growing confederacy here. Ed Thatch, Ben Hornigold, James Kidd.
  • Hornigold: You let him carry a pistol, do ye?
  • Edward: Peace, Ben. Adé saved my life. And now we're looking for a crew to fill out the rest of my ship.
  • Thatch: Well, there's scores of capable men about. But use caution. A shipload of the King's sailors showed up a fortnight back, causing trouble and knocking about like they own the place.
  • Edward: Right. I'll see who I can muster.
  • Adéwalé: Send any men you find to the Jackdaw. I'll put them to work.
  • Edward: Cheers Adé.

Edward soon set out to save pirates from the British soldiers, recruiting them to his crew.

  • Civilian 1: What's all this pissing and moaning about? Has something happened?
  • Civilian 2: Soldiers have come, that's what's happened. Sent by the King himself.
  • Civilian 3: If a lobster sticks his nose in my business, I'll slice it off.
  • Civilian 4: I'm with you, mate. True hearted!
  • Civilian 5: What'll we do, Lizabeth? I'll be hanged for piracy if them soldiers catch hold of me.
  • Civilian 6: Stand your ground and give'em a whallop, then! You got naught else to live for!

Eventually, he was approached by a woman.

  • Civilian 7: Captain Kenway, come fast! There's soldiers that clapped a man in irons. They mean to hang him!

Edward arrived at a scaffolding where the pirate was to be hanged. He rescued him, and then returned to the tavern.

Now Hiring 7

Kidd telling Edward about the Observatory's legend

  • Hornigold: Now you'll want to sail somewhere rich with plunder.
  • Edward: Have you heard of a place called the Observatory?
  • Kidd: Aye. It's an old legend. Like El Dorado, or the Fountain of Youth.
  • Edward: What have you heard?
  • Kidd: It's meant to be a temple or a tomb. Hiding a treasure of some kind.
  • Edward: That's it! You see here.
  • Thatch: Ah, rot! It's fairy stories you prefer to gold, is it?
  • Edward: It's worth more than gold, Thatch. Ten-thousand times above what we could pull off any Spanish ship.
  • Hornigold: Robbing the king to pay his paupers is how we earn our keep here, lad. That ain't a fortune, it's a fantasy.


Through his intervention, Edward saved many pirates from execution, subsequently recruiting them as crew for the Jackdaw.



Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag memories
Main memories
Sequence 1: Prologue
Edward Kenway
Sequence 2: The Spanish Main
Lively Havana - ...And My Sugar? - Mister Walpole, I Presume? - A Man They Call the Sage - Claiming What's Due - The Treasure Fleet
Sequence 3: The Republic of Pirates
This Tyro Captain - Now Hiring - Prizes and Plunder - Raise the Black Flag - Sugarcane and Its Yields - Proper Defenses - A Single Madman
Sequence 4: Retribution
This Old Cove - Nothing Is True... - The Sage's Buried Secret - Overrun and Outnumbered
Sequence 5: Mistaken Motives
The Forts - Traveling Salesman - Unmanned
Sequence 6: Shifting Sands
Diving for Medicines - Devil's Advocate - The Siege of Charles-Towne
Sequence 7: The British Invasion
We Demand a Parlay - The Gunpowder Plot - Commodore Eighty-Sixed - The Fireship
Sequence 8: No Regrets
Do Not Go Gently... - Vainglorious Bastards - Marooned
Sequence 9: Muddied Waters
Imagine My Surprise - Trust Is Earned
Sequence 10: Dead Reckoning
Black Bart's Gambit - Murder and Mayhem - The Observatory
Sequence 11: To the Lees
To Suffer Without Dying - Delirium - ...Everything Is Permitted
Sequence 12: The Eagle and the Jackdaw
A Governor No Longer - Royal Misfortune - Tainted Blood - Ever a Splinter
Sequence 13: Epilogue
The End - How Grand, Master Kenway!
Templar hunts
Opía Apito
The Taíno Assassin - Templar Ships - Right-Hand Man - The Trail of Lucia Márquez
Rhona Dinsmore
Bureau Under Attack - A Thief in the Market - Arms Race - Flint's End
The Maroon Assassin - Recruiting Maroons - Under Attack - The Commander's Ruse
Vance Travers
Oh Brother... - The Other Brother - Upton's Sorrow - Queen of Pirates, King of Fools
Assassination contracts
The Plantation Master - The Guard Post - The Slave Traders - The Judge - The Weapons Smugglers - The British Captain - Beach Bonfire - A Shipment of Powder - The Spanish Commander - Unlicensed Dealer - No More Taxes - A Botched Escape - The Pirate Captain - The Outlaws - Tomb Raiders - A Last Drink for the Road - Castaway - The Unworthy Brother - The Poachers - The Deserter - The Twin Dilemma - The Dreaded Pirate - The Expedition - The Slave Master - A Slaver's Business - The Informant - The Treasure Hunter - Shady Business - The Smuggler's Squat - The Outlaw's Cave
Naval contracts
An Eye for an Eye - The Law of the Ocean - A Spanish Plague - Driftwood - Silk on the Waves - Contraband - Private Escort - Blind Justice - The Realities of War - Hunter Gatherer - Papers, Please - Weathering the Storm - Smuggler's Den - A Personal Matter - The Final Contract
Aveline missions
The Rebel Camp - The Fort - The Tower
Freedom Cry missions
The Calm Before the Storm - A Common Enemy - Laying the First Brick - A Ship of His Own - Lifting the Veil - A Scientific Inquiry - Plant the Seeds - Down with the Ship - De Fayet's Last Stand